Posts

20 October 2008

Relative readability

Why go so big on type? There’s a short answer and a long answer.

53 Comments

15 October 2008

Excuses, excuses

Some people might suggest it’s not worth redesigning a site I only post to twice a year. They’re missing the point.

47 Comments

12 April 2008

The Optimizer

Every designer is wired differently. Some people are idea people, some people are artists. I’m an optimizer.

21 Comments

5 October 2007

Indistinguishable from magic

I love video games. I’m terrible at most of them. But I’m a sucker for a game with a good story.

15 Comments

10 July 2007

Airport express

Recently I learned two things about interaction design and user experience from waiting in lines at the airport.

14 Comments

28 May 2007

Shouts and echoes

There have been some situations lately that have got me thinking a lot about the Internet as a megaphone for personal communication.

7 Comments

7 May 2007

Mantra

I learned too little from my grandfather, but what I did learn I will remember, and repeat, forever.

10 April 2007

It must be spring again

Who says San Francisco doesn’t have seasons? It feels like spring to me.

9 Comments

16 March 2007

The problem with pixels

Relative font sizing is great, but it can get messy quickly. Now that IE6 is on its way out, is it safe to start talking about using pixels again?

23 Comments

7 July 2006

The distance of home

When I left home, it took a couple of thousand miles of driving just to get back.

8 Comments

17 June 2006

Everything falls into place

In which our hero takes a dream job, moves across the country and sees his future spread out in front of him.

20 Comments

4 June 2006

That uncertain feeling

I’m about to leave a perfectly good home and job to move across the country. A lot of things are uncertain, but I’m optimistic.

9 Comments

10 May 2006

Are you generic?

Even more Django for non-programmers. How I built a portfolio app in 30 minutes with Django’s generic views.

31 Comments

8 May 2006

Framework fanatics

There’s been a fair amount of framework-backlash going around lately. Here’s why this designer is excited about frameworks.

13 Comments

1 May 2006

A kick in the pants

Another day, another redesign. I hate deadlines.

16 Comments

13 April 2006

Where was I?

Where was I one, five and ten years ago? I have no idea, but I’m trying to piece it together.

4 Comments

10 April 2006

World of Workout

Laura’s always trying to get me to go to the gym. Maybe if they had video games.

3 Comments

30 March 2006

The undiscovered web

The folks at 37signals don’t like functional specs. I don’t always agree. One thing we both seem to like is analogies.

7 Comments

27 March 2006

Ignoring your own deadlines

It’s not just that I don’t feel like I do a good job of estimating projects. When I’m estimating projects, I don’t feel like I’m doing my job.

3 Comments

19 March 2006

Design sandwiches

When bread gets boring, we make sandwiches. How do you make design sandwiches?

6 Comments